Posted by Mack Ade at 7:00 AM
The Binghamton Mets set season-highs in hits and runs and had four different players record three-hit games in a 13-2 rout of the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. Niuman Romero drove in five and Dominic Smith added four RBI to lead the B-Mets to their 13th consecutive win over the Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field. Binghamton racked up 18 hits to earn their seventh win in eight games.
Romero opened his big night, and set the tone for the B-Mets, by ripping a two-run double to the right-field alley in the first inning. Smith followed by launching a two-run homer off the video board in left-center. Smith’s second homer on the road trip kicked Binghamton’s lead to four.
Binghamton threw another four-spot on the board in the fourth. With a run already home in the inning, Romero launched Teddy Stankiewicz’s 2-1 offering into the right-field seats for his first home run of the season.
The offensive explosion was plenty for Andrew Barbosa to pick up his first win of the season. Coming off a 10-strikeout performance against Portland a week earlier, the southpaw set down eight of the first nine batters he faced over three scoreless innings.
The lone blemish on Barbosa’s tab came in the fourth when Portland scored two runs when Romero failed to cleanly field a potential inning-ending double play grounder at short. Barbosa capped his night with a scoreless fifth inning.
The B-Mets blew the game open with another four-run inning in the sixth against Sea Dog relievers Rob Wort and Luis Ysla. Smith laced an RBI single to right, Matt Oberste deposited run-producing double into right-center and Colton Plaia sent a two-run single into right.
Barbosa (1-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over five innings to pick up the win. Logan Taylor, Luis Mateo and David Roseboom combined for four scoreless innings to close Binghamton’s pitching tab.
Stankiewicz (0-1) was tagged for eight runs on nine hits and lasted just 3-2/3 innings in the loss.Press release